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Holberton School Tulsa helps Tulsa native pursue dream of bridging gap between science and tech

“Half of my own understanding of concepts comes from working with my friends, challenging each other and bringing up new ideas or questions I hadn’t thought of,” Merchant says, “It’s not just about learning how to code. It’s about learning the technical, teamwork, professional, and even personal skills to be a well-rounded and successful software engineer.”

- by Roxanne Downer on July 20, 2020

Legendary Songwriter Savan Kotecha Joins Holberton School Board Of Trustees To Increase Tech Diversity

“Pop culture has shown me the importance of representation. It's important that the people shaping the world via music, art, visual media and technology come from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds so that everyone feels represented. Holberton’s focus on that is very inspiring and is why I wanted to be involved. During this ‘new normal’ we’re experiencing during the pandemic, we’re seeing just how important software engineering is with regards to shaping our new world. Software engineers’ creativity and vision will be key in helping us all move forward,”

- by Yola Robert on July 13, 2020

Multi-year, $50 million commitment by GKFF boosts Tulsa Innovation Labs' effort to transform city into tech hub

“Having diverse backgrounds and experiences in the workplace makes for better business decisions, more responsive products, and a more inclusive ecosystem,” Libby Wuller, executive director of Holberton School-Tulsa, said in a statement. “As Tulsa strives to build a tech-enabled economy, we must do so with a diverse workforce. At Holberton, our deferred tuition model and living assistance program aim to create pathways to the software engineering profession regardless of an individual’s circumstances.”

- by Rhett Morgan on June 11, 2020

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Kevin Giraldo: de rappitendero a desarrollador en Rappi

Este programador de 21 años ahora dice que su objetivo es destacar con su desempeño en Rappi y escalar dentro de la compañía. Entre sus metas a corto plazo está, además, la creación de una comunidad de programación en el colegio El Pinal, ubicado en el barrio Enciso (Comuna 8 de Medellín), donde estudió la mayor parte de su formación básica.

- by Diana Arias on August 13, 2020

“Somos un respiro y aire nuevo”: Camilo Villegas, estudiante de Holberton School

Es apasionado por la tecnología y la educación, le fascina enseñar y siempre busca espacios para hacerlo. Durante los nueve meses que estuvo en la primera etapa de Holberton creó un club de inglés para enseñarle a sus compañeros. Ayudarle a las personas le “llena el alma”. Su familia siempre le enseñó a vivir de una forma “muy comunitaria”, sin discriminar a nadie y siempre ayudando a los demás. Resalta que su padre siempre está al servicio de todos, cosa que trata de replicar en su vida.

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Comment empêcher la fuite des cerveaux français du numérique ?

Point fort dans ce tableau idyllique : tout d’abord une formidable réussite à la Française, au cœur même de la Tech américaine. Par leur démarche, les fondateurs entendaient résoudre une problématique majeure, non seulement pour les entreprises, mais également pour les étudiants : la pénurie dans les métiers du digital et l’accessibilité pour tous aux études de grande qualité. Pari gagné : l’école, qui offre aujourd’hui une formation d’expert en informatique en deux ans, et s’appuie sur des méthodes d’enseignement très inspirées de l'éducation nouvelle.

- by Franck DeCloquement on August 12, 2020

L’école d'informatique Holberton débarque en France à la rentrée, avec un campus virtuel

Pour rentrer à l'Holberton School, Sylvain Kalache l'assure : “Il n'y a pas de profil type, le seul critère c'est d'avoir 18 ans et d'être motivé.” Ici pas de dossier, ni de lettre de recommandation, les candidats devront effectuer des tests en ligne et créer leur propre site Internet afin d'espérer faire partie des admis. La sélection des futurs élèves est assurée par un logiciel “afin d'éviter les biais humains” indique le site Internet de l'école. À la clé, une formation en deux ans pour devenir ingénieur en informatique

Holberton School ouvre en France en offrant ses frais de scolarité

L’école créée à San Francisco s’est par ailleurs mise sur les rangs des offres de reprise de Supinfo auprès du tribunal de commerce de Paris. « Quel que soit le repreneur, nous nous engageons à offrir la 1ère année à tous les étudiants qui souhaitent nous rejoindre », nous a confirmé Sylvain Kalache, joint par téléphone. Il explique qu’en tant qu’ancien élève du groupe en difficulté, cette initiative lui tient particulièrement à coeur, ainsi qu’à Julien Cyr, directeur des opérations d’Holberton, lui aussi ancien de Supinfo.

- by Maryse Gros on August 06, 2020

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Articles by Holberton Students

How Machine Learning Will Change Software Development

As AI technology matures and the number of use cases grows, you would think that developers would already be using machine learning to automate some aspects of the software development lifecycle. However, Machine Learning on Code is actually a field of research that is just starting to materialize into enterprise products. One of the pioneers of movement is a company called source{d}, which is building a series of open source projects turning code into actionable data and training machine learning models to help developers respect technical guidelines.

- by Katya Kalache on January 25, 2019

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Holberton School Names Alcover to Its Prestigious Board of Trustees to Promote Diversity in the Technology Sector

“Pop culture allows us to see what is needed now and what is important in our communities. It has enabled me to use my voice in an uplifting and encouraging way. Music, art and technology that is created and distributed by ethnic and socioeconomic diversity helps create unity and accessibility,” said Alcover. “Holberton provides to any students, including the ones from disenfranchised communities, access to education in tech, and gives them a way out. I want more people to leverage the Holberton opportunity. Tech companies are seeking diverse, and motivated software engineers to drive them towards the future,“ he added.

Holberton School Brings Silicon Valley Caliber Software Engineering Education to France

“We were already thinking about opening in France, but the dual issues–the closing of one of the country’s largest software engineering schools and the sky-high unemployment rate of 22 percent–dramatically accelerated our decision to open this campus,” said Julien Barbier, Holberton co-founder, and CEO. “France empowered me to succeed in my professional career. I love my country, and I want to help make sure that future software engineers will be able to enjoy the same opportunities and success that have benefitted me.”

- by Holberton School Brings Silicon Valley Caliber Software Engineering Education to France on August 06, 2020

Holberton School Names Legendary Songwriter Savan Kotecha to Its Board of Trustees

“Pop culture has shown me the importance of representation. It's important that the people shaping the world via music, art, visual media, and technology come from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds so that everyone feels represented. Holberton’s focus on that is very inspiring and is why I wanted to be involved. During this ‘new normal’ we’re experiencing during the pandemic, we’re seeing just how important software engineering is with regards to shaping our new world. Software engineers’ creativity and vision will be key in helping us all move forward,” said Kotecha.

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